• Heart disease 45%
  • Cancer 26%
  • Stroke 9%injury 5%
  • Pneumonia 3%
  • Liver cirrhosis 2%
  • Diabetes 2%
  • Suicide 1%


Some Canadian statistics

* From the Heart and Stroke Foundation

  • 1 in 4 Canadians will contract some form of heart disease
  • 75,000 Canadians suffer heart attacks each year
  • The rate of death among patients hospitalized for heart attacks has been decreased by half, from 16 per cent to 89 per cent
  • 1 in 2 heart attack victims is under age 65

* From the Heart and Stroke Foundation

  • 50,000 Canadians suffer a stroke each year
  • 75% survive the initial event
  • Strokes are the leading cause of neurological disability
  • 1/3 of stroke victims are under the age of 65
  • 60% of stroke victims will be left with a disability

*From the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • More than 50,000 Canadians have Multiple Sclerosis
  • MS is the most common neurological disease among young Canadians
  • Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world
  • Women are twice as likely to develop MS as men

*From the National Spinal Cord Injury Association of Canada

  • More than 30,000 Canadians suffer from paralysis of 2 or more limbs
  • Most persons who suffer spinal cord injury are between 16 and 30 years of age
  • The most common causes of spinal cord injury are car collisions and falls

*From Canadian cancer society

  • More than 130,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year
  • 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 1.25 men will develop cancer in their lifetime

Coronary artery bypass surgery
* From the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canada

  • Bypass surgery is performed more on men than women by a ratio of nearly 4 to 1
  • There are approximately 11,000 bypass surgeries performed in Canada each year
  • The rate at which bypass surgery is performed on people age 65 and older has increased

Alzheimer disease
*From Canadian Alzheimer society

  • Approximately 1 in 100 Canadians suffer from Alzheimer disease
  • There are approximately 22,000 people in metro Toronto with Alzheimer's
  • The disease occurs in 8% of the general population of 60

Kidney failure
*From kidney foundation of Canada

  • Each day an average of 8 Canadians learn tat their kidneys have failed
  • Approximately 2000 Canadians are on waiting list for kidney transplant


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